At $350 billion to $500 billion a year, U.S. government spending on goods and services doesn’t just influence markets -- it creates them. A new study urges the U.S. government to leverage its vast spending power to effect change along the supply chain.

#MintCasts: 22 yr. Old Mayoral Candidate Demolishes Two Party System
With his acute honesty and refreshing take on the American electoral process, Alex Fidel may represent the future of politics in America.
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    Indian Country Grapples With Health Funding Shortfalls, Non-Payment
    Slowly but surely, tribal governments -- especially those in Alaska -- are receiving millions of dollars in decades of unpaid contract costs from the Indian Health Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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      New Geopolitical Landscapes Create Room For Iran-US Business Relations
      Iran is gearing up for an anticipated “post-sanctions” era that could usher in increased investment in its oil sector. That investment could be coming sooner than expected, though, as shifting geopolitical terrain shows a need for mended U.S.-Iran relations.
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        Bloody Nasreen: Pakistan's Very Own “Tomb Raider”
        She wasn’t intended as “eye candy,” but Bloody Nasreen, a sexy animated anti-hero, is making waves in Pakistan. Some say she’s hot, but others argue that she’s simply a response to a trend of “bodily empowerment.”
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          Report: “Critical Action” Needed To Fight Enormous Energy Waste At Data Centers
          Data centers consume colossal amounts of energy and water, with most waste -- largely stemming from operating inefficiencies -- actually coming from the country’s millions of small data centers.
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            Tobacco Growers’ Reform On Child Labor An “Important Step”
            In the aftermath of a landmark report on child laborers in the tobacco industry, one tobacco growers’ association in the U.S. has pledged not to hire anyone under 16.
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